Data Science Intern 2021


Who are we?

We’re a small team of experienced tech, insurance and Ops people, based in Paris, London, Ireland, Ukraine and Berlin, at the early stage of our adventure! We’re well funded too! 😉 We believe in open, transparent teams, filled with quality people who work as one team to transform an industry. 

The serious business bit… 

We’re an insurance company like no other. We bring the often complicated, stuffy world of insurance into the 21st century with our cutting edge technology; disrupting the way traditional financial services are distributed to today’s SMEs. 

1 in 4 SME bankruptcies are caused by cash flow problems, from clients not paying invoices. Almost none of these SMEs know this risk can be insured, and their business saved. Complex insurance products are out of reach from the companies who would benefit the most from them. We want to solve this, help businesses stay alive and grow. We know this is a massive untapped market and aspire to address it.

What we offer

Hokodo offers a chance to join a fast-growing startup for a hands-on internship, working directly with the founders in a flat structure.

We’re in the early stages of scaling up our business and so you can expect to be exposed to a variety of tasks: we can give you as much opportunity and responsibility as you’re ready for. 

Depending on your start date, we will create a project which you will be accountable for in one of the following areas:

  • Developing our pricing and underwriting algorithms for product launch, built off large   population-level data sets
  • Extending the pricing/underwriting methodology from UK to Continental Europe
  • Developing early insights as our proprietary quote and claims data sets grow - for example through the application of machine learning to credit default prediction
  • Conducting research to understand the predictive power of alternative data sources such as Opencorporates; Sanctions databases; or external providers of sentiment analysis

Who are you

  • Individuals with strong quantitative skills and experience of applying data science and machine learning techniques to large data sets
  • Experience working with statistical modelling tools such as Python, R, Pandas, Scikit-learn
  • Fast learners able to adapt quickly
  • People with drive and motivation, able to take responsibility
  • Structured pragmatic thinkers
  • Multi-linguist will be an advantage but not necessary

What’s in it for you…

Salary and benefits can be discussed but aside from the assumed, we’re offering the chance to really make a difference on a product that makes sense. You’ll be working side by side with the founders in a very flat structure. The opportunity for personal growth in a fast moving startup is very real. 

We are growing fast (founded in March 2018, already 20 FTEs) and are reinventing our industry with the latest technology (machine learning, APIs, cloud services). We have won numerous awards including: the EU’s Horizon 2020, Mayor of London’s Business Program, FFA Hub (Fédération Française de l’Assurance)...  

Your opinion and feedback will be heard and valued and you’ll feel a part of a very special family. 

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